No official Republican candidates running in special election for open Senate seat


( – The impending storm could pose major problems for Massachusetts Republicans who need 10,000 signatures by the end of the month if they want their name on the special election ballot.

When it comes to Republican representation in the special election for the open Senate seat, the situation evokes a scene from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

It's an empty seat that Republicans haven't exactly been racing to fill. The spot left open by now Secretary of State John Kerry has seen two Democrats, one independent--and so far, no Republicans step up. And with an impending storm rolling in, it could frustrate the party's efforts further.
That's because the signatures needed for a candidate to run are due at the end of this month, and any delay in the process of filing for the open Senate position could become an obstacle in meeting the deadline. First, though, someone has to say they want in.
It appears as though the party is dwindling that they don't have someone to tap for the run. But State Senator Bruce Tarr says that's not the case. He's considering a run, along with several others.

In the meantime, former Senator Scott Brown has a new job. He's been appointed to the board of directors at Kadant, a Westford-based company that creates products for paper production.

It sounds like he's landed a gig on "The Office." He's also in talks with FOX News. Brown may be tapped as a national commentator.

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